GEEO Travel Abroad Trips to Peru and Turkey--Discounted until March 11, 2012 for NCSS members! Take advantage of this great opportunity while it lasts!

Dear Educators,

This summer GEEO and NCSS are collaborating on a program that will organize two trips (Turkey and Peru) exclusively for NCSS members. The NCSS wanted to offer a program where their members could travel together at discounted prices. They chose to work with GEEO on these programs because of our shared values, flexibility and innovative post-trip curriculum.


President's FY 2013 Budget Request

The Obama Administration's Fact Sheet on the FY2013 Budget, as well as a link to the briefing that took place on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the US Department of Education is posted on the NCSS Connected Home page.

Please view Ana Post's blog below to visit these links.


NCSS Women's History Month Resources


Take a look at the NCSS website to check out our Women's history Month Resources at:


Joint Statement in Opposition to Book Censorship in the Tucson Unified School District

January 30, 2012

The undersigned organizations are committed to protecting free speech and intellectual freedom. We write to express our deep concern about the removal of books used in the Mexican-American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District.


NOW Accepting Committee Applications!

NCSS is now accepting applications for the Notable Children's Tradebook Selection Committee! Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2012. Please visit the Notable Tradebooks application page to apply:


Rho Kappa National Honor Society for High School Students

Rho Kappa National Honor Society for High School Students was launched during the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington D.C.

NCSS is now accepting Rho Kappa charter applications! Rho Kappa is the National Social Studies Honor Society for High School Students. Visit the Rho Kappa website to learn more about the Honor Society and to download an application.


Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Speak


Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan will speak at the 2011 NCSS Annual Conference on Friday, December 2, at 1:30PM His keynote address will be open to all registered NCSS attendees.


Sandra Day O'Connor on "Closing America's Civic Education Deficit"

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the importance of civic education.

smarrow.gif Closing America's Civic Education Deficit, Philadelphia Inquirer, Op-ed 9/16/2011


NCSS Letter to Hawaii DOE-2011

The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so.

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